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Echoes from the Tunisian blogosphere

Neila talks about the International Buttefly Rally (in French) that is taking place in Tunisia from the 23rd to 27th of September. This rally is exclusively for women. The women drivers will drive around the country starting from Habib Bourguiba street on the 23rd in the direction of Kairouan, then Nefta, to end it in Kerkennah. The official website of the rally (in French).

Chouchitou and Marwen write about the Tunisia-Morocco world cup qualifier match tickets that were sold online and were snatched in a matter of hours. The pressure was so big that the web server was brought down to it's knees and the site crashed. Hopefully sports will fuel a growth in e-commerce in Tunisia.
Marwen also talks about his admiration for Tunisian handicrafts and his memories at a workshop where copper plates were carved on.

Karim finds and reviews a newly launched free Maghreb blog host that seems to be running on a php based blogging engine.
He also says that he heard that a tornado passed through the city of Beni Khiar on the eastern coast of Tunisia.

Houssein reports (in French) finding the first Tunisian gay blog “Mon Enfer” (My Hell) (in French).

Ahmed writes about his trip to the USA, in the SALAM program, and how it changed his perception of the country and how he felt that a part of the American culture was hidden in him through hollywood movies.

Thysdrus writes about the Fulla doll, another Barbie-like doll that steps out of her shiny pink box wearing a black abaya and matching head scarf.

K-pax writes (in French) about how he is disgusted by Tunisian football (Soccer) and that he quit going to the stadium to watch the matches. He says that he can no longer go through the long queues to get the tickets, and the longer lines to enter the stadium, only to watch a match that is more like a parody of football, witness referee mistakes and risk getting hit.
He now prefers to watch important matches from the comfort of his home, although he decided to attend 2 final matches before going to Canada.

Sami announces that he and one of the Escalier 7 team will be joining the teaching staff in the faculty of Monastir (in French) .

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